Tuesday, 17 June 2008

"Gladly the dress I'd wear"



"Gladly the cross I'd bear"...is the title of another family in-joke...but speaking of religion and weddings it evolves into..."Gladly the dress I'd wear". It's now time to mention my middle sister's (MS) wedding in Northern Italy. The Big Event is due to take place in just over a week. I'm terrifically happy for MS as she's waited a long time to find The One.


As for us, we are 99% packed (How I HATE packing!) and almost ready to set off on our long cross terrain adventure. The itinerary (without SatNav...should be interesting): North Shields to Holland, then over to see friends in Northern Germany, travel through Germany, down into Switzerland where we may hit Euro 2008 fever and then down into Northern Italy, Piedmont, close to Asti where they make lots of that very nice fizzy wine, Asti Spumante. After 10 days staying at a farm ( L'Agriturismo "Farming Tourism") we travel back through France (to stock up on cheap wine, children's shoes and tuna fish!), Belgium and finally Holland again and then home once more. It will be like Hannibal & Co. or a marauding Roman Army on the loose (and that's just the parents). Will recount as to how "The Big Day" goes in due course. Until then, "ave atque vale" (hail and farewell).......or arriverderci Pet!

8 comments:

Lindsay said...

Good luck on "Gulliver's Travels". Sounds an interesting trip - especially the farm - hope you show us some good pics.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Thanks Lindsay. Don't know how often I'll get to update. Unfortunately am not so tech savvy to post by satellite phone or Ipod yet!!!!!! Will try and get some good pics. H x

Expatmum said...

Bliddy hell - that's rather brave of you isn't it? Driving all that way with kiddies. I'd have to be drinking the free booze whilst driving I think.
(I now feel rather feeble getting the train up from London as I can't face driving "all that way" with three kids on my own.)

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a great wedding and trip!! Can't wait for photos!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Sandi McBride said...

Hmm..you make me smile...it brings days of my bravery traveling with wee ones in places I'd never been...thanks to Lady Clairol, not a grey hair to show for it...sounds a lovely wedding...
Sandi

(Very) Lost in France said...

Hadriana, I hope you had a lovely holiday. There's an award waiting for you on my blog. VLiF

Lindsay said...

There is a little somethingfor you if you care to visit my post dated Thursday 10th July. Hope you had a good holiday.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi Lindsay...funnily enough there was a supermarket called "Gulliver's" at Nizza (our local town)...you must be psychic! Will pop over to your blog tomorrow. Am intrigued....
Hi Expatmum...hope the flight wasn't too horrendous...am very grateful we just did the ferry and the driving as I can't face those queues in the airports especially with kiddies....
Hi K&K...will sort some more photos out for you (the publishable ones that is!)
Hi Sandi...the travelling was definitely worth...some great places, people and memories...some of which to come later.
Hi VLiF...got some good "french" stuff for you...will pass by your blog as soon as I can. Sounds great!! Thanks H xx